We have worked with John and Earls Barton Building Company on numerous occasions. John is more than just a builder – he is a craftsman and has done some bespoke projects for us – helping to make our initial ideas come to life. For our next project, a large extension, there is no one else we trust to deliver me our build on time, on budget and most importantly with the quality finish you want and expect.

Tricia and John Lyne, Higham Ferrers

A good quality builder you can trust!! Helpful, reliable & polite


John and his team at EBBC carried out a front extension above a garage and the standard of workmanship was excellent. The team were very tidy, polite and punctual. The job as a whole was very stress free and they dealt with any issues without worrying me. I would very much recommend them and would definitely use again

Scott OdellManaging Director

The refurbishment you did on the summer house was excellent but unfortunately, the leak to the rear of the garage roof has not been completely rectified, when we have very heavy rain some water still encroaches – I have not informed you about the matter because I cannot think what else you could have done. In general terms, I found your service extremely friendly & efficient and I would most certainly ask you to quote for future works because I consider your company to be hard working, honest and with the right degree of flexibility in the day to day working proceedings.

Mr P Loake

Thanks John, I’ve paid this just now, and I wanted to say a big thank you for all your work. I’ve been really pleased with the work, and the service you’ve provided, you’ve been a pleasure to deal with and I really appreciate that. Likewise, all of your team have also been a pleasure. I really appreciate everything you’ve done and all the little bits and pieces you have helped with along the way. I think your guys even took my bins up one Friday! I can’t speak highly enough, and I will of course, recommend you wherever possible.

Mr C Elsby

My company employed The Earls Barton Building Company to complete the complex refurbishment of a large detached 4 bedroom property. The project included the demolition of poorly constructed single storey extensions previously built, to be replaced with single and double storey extensions and also a separate classroom block. The grounds of the property were cleared, fenced and a car parking area formed. Internally the property was completely ‘gutted’ and refitted to a very high standard. During every aspect of the job I was kept fully informed and consulted and would recommend John and his company with the highest confidence.

Mrs A Smart, Alderwood LLA Ltd

John Elderton and his young team have an approach to business which is now all too rare. They take genuine pride in their work and bring Master Craftsman skills to even to most mundane jobs. They do not rush work at the expense of quality, yet they are very competitive in their pricing. Their professionalism runs throughout the whole process from supplying quotations to good timekeeping through to leaving the work area clean and tidy at the end of each day. All this delivered in a cheery and courteous manner. I have recommended the Earls Baton Building Company to others seeking good work, many times, and continue to do so frequently.

Mr Julian Rivers

We are extremely pleased with the wooden garage doors you made and fitted for us. They have really enhanced our property. We feel the level of workmanship you provided to be excellent; the doors are strong, well made and finished beautifully – it’s a pleasure opening and closing them! The initial quote was provided promptly and was very competitive. Your team worked hard and finished the job quickly, leaving the work area clean and tidy. We would highly recommend this friendly, efficient and hardworking team of craftsman.

Mr & Mrs P Dodson

During the last two years, The Earls Barton Building Company have carried out numerous jobs on our old listed building, which had not been very well maintained by the previous owners. These jobs have been mainly repair, and replacement where necessary, of windows, doors, frames, sills and lintels due to rot. Following our complete satisfaction of the first jobs, we requested further quotes as more work was discovered. The finished repairs have always matched the original appearance, and quotes have always been acceptable. Sometimes outside work has been delayed by the weather – particularly summer 07 – but it has been worth the wait to have very high-quality repair work undertaken. Staff are been courteous and helpful, and work areas have been left clean and tidy, with all rubbish removed.

Mr J Whitfield

Now that most of the improvements and conversion works on our property are complete I am merely writing on behalf of Joy and myself to thank you for your help. I have been in the building industry all my life and feel that your work and expertise was of a particularly high standard and your prices for various jobs competitive and realistic. You also showed a positive attitude and no job, however, complicated was a problem you seem to want to find a solution. I have no doubt that your business will be a tremendous success and would not hesitate in using your firm’s services if required at any time in the future.

Mr J Pinkham